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Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

In much of the U.S., demand for licensed infant care outstrips supply. Parents face lengthy waitlists, hefty waitlist fees, and few good options when returning to work after the birth of a baby.

House Speaker Paul Ryan and the House GOP backed away from a proposal to weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics after a backlash, including from President-elect Trump. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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After Backlash, Including From Trump, House GOP Drops Weakening Of Ethics Office

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President-elect Donald Trump is expected to hold a news conference on Jan. 11 to address conflicts of interest, though an adviser said the date might shift. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Prominent Trump Backers Sign Letter Pushing To End Conflicts Of Interest

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Fisk University Works To Move Past Cash-Strapped History

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For French Law On Right To 'Disconnect,' Much Support — And A Few Doubts

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Having volunteers who are learning German answer questions about grammar and semantics of the language while inside an MRI machine might show particular patterns in brain changes, researchers say. They hope their study could offer clues to how the brain best learns a second language. selimaksan/Getty Images hide caption

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Learning German In The Name Of Science And Cross-Cultural Collaboration

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